Sanford L. Belcher, Jr. ,81, of Sulphur Springs - formerly of Commerce - passed away on Thursday, April 2, 2015.
Sanford (Junior) was born in Hunt County on June 11, 1933, to Elsie MayKay Belcher and Sanford L. Belcher Sr.
He was a retired plumber and gave 20 wonderful years with the Commerce Fire Department. Sanford also proudly served his country in the United States Army (Korea). On September 15, 1994, Sanford married the love of his life, Irene Hall.
To know Junior was to love him; he was a friend to all.
He is survived by his wife, Irene Hall Belcher of Sulphur Springs; his two sons: Ronney Belcher and wife Mary of Sulphur Springs and Larry Keels and wife Gail of Commerce; his two daughters: Lynn Belcher Yall of Sulphur Springs and Patresa Belcher Reynolds of Sulphur Springs; his two step-sons: David Hall and wife Patricia of Sulphur Springs and Dalton Hall and wife Dehlia, of Sulphur Springs; his step-daughter Sarah LaWanda Freeman of Cumby; his twelve grandchildren; and, his five great-grandchildren,. He is also survived by his brother David Belcher of Denison, and, his sister Janice Taylor of Plano.
He was preceded in death by his parents: Sanford Sr. and Elsie Belcher; his two sons: Ricky Belcher and LaDayne Belcher, his five brothers: Richard, James, Roy Lee, Doyal and Darrell; and, his one sister Pauline Erwin.
Funeral Services will be conducted on Monday, April 6, 2015, at 2:00 P.M. at Jones-Walker & Son Funeral Home Chapel of Commerce.
Visitation will be one hour prior to service time.
Pallbearers will be Brad Rollins, Stanley Horton, Danny Horton, Ricky Belcher, Jr., Cody Cameran, Sanford Belcher, Philip Belcher and Jarrad Horton.
Burial with Military Honors will follow at Ridgeway Cemetery in Ridgeway, TX.